Koda aide Anil Bastawade brought back to India

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New Delhi, Jan 30: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday night brought back Anil Bastawade, an aide to former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, to India, according to a report. Bastawade, accused in money-laundering case, was detained in Jakarta on January 21 following a notification by the Interpol. The ED had received Bastawade's custody from an Indonesian court.

According to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Bastawade had allegedly siphoned off nearly Rs 4,000 crore from the Koda government. The man took the money to pay for coal mine contracts, it was alleged.


Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday gave 45 days time to the ED to complete its probe against Koda for his alleged role in the money-laundering case. The directorate has accused Koda of making illegal investments worth Rs 1,340 crore out of the whole amount. The ED also suspects Bastawade to have indulged in illegal investments in Dubai and other places on behalf of Koda and his associates.

Bastawade has also been named in the chargesheet of the agency, which has underlined his role in buying property in the UAE from criminal proceeds received from alleged illegal activities during Koda's rule.

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